Things to consider for residential window choices
Windows are such an important part of your home that it makes sense to do some research and get the right advice. It is also important to deal with the right contractor when it comes to new or replacement windows. Homecraft Windows knows a thing or two about windows and can help you make the right choices for your property in Apex NC, Cary NC, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Morrisville or Rocky Mount.
Windows lighten up your home. They provide a view from the inside. They ventilate your home; they insulate your home. Windows beautify your home; they help define the style of your home. Windows protect your home. Windows play an important part in many aspects of your home life. Before deciding on which windows are right for your home it’s good to know something about the different types of windows and the materials used in their construction.
The main types of windows are often determined by style. Casement windows are hinged to swing out. They have clean lines and are easy to operate. Awning windows are top hinged and are often places above or below other windows.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open out like a casement. They’re often placed above or below other windows or over doors. Double hung and single hung have sliding sashes. In the case of single hung only the bottom sash is moveable. Sliding windows provide a sliding panel and are good for hard to reach places. Bay, bow and picture windows offer views and are great for living areas and patios.
Another important consideration relates to the materials used in window construction and installation. These materials can include wood, vinyl and aluminum. Wood is traditional and naturally beautiful. Weather stripping might be required for improved insulation. Vinyl offers improved insulation. Aluminum frames can support larger windows and allow maximum light and views.
Energy efficiency is also an important factor. This is often achieved with double or triple glazing.